Davina & the Vagabonds come to the Davis Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. An Art on Tap Choice pick, tickets are going quickly.

Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/2t6iO9u. Don’t see the tickets you want? Sometimes we have more seats become available closer to the performance date. Call 704-920-2787, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more details.

Who: Davina & the Vagabonds

What: Down-and-dirty blues

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Where: Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord

How much: $37.50

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2t6iO9u or call 704-920-2787, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THIS WEEK

Jim Avett & Friends — Friday, January 31, 2020, 8 pm, $25; A new album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only, Jim Avett’s Take it from Me will surely find its way into the hearts of his hometown fan base in the Davis Theatre. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.

Cabarrus Art Guild: Wax Batik on Fabric: Saturday, February 1, 10am-3pm; Class $35; Supply kit $35; In this class you’ll learn how to create custom batik fabric for a quilt, wall hanging or garment. The batik process generates complex, stitchable designs with wax resist and color layering on fabric. Brown paper grocery bags, tons of newspaper. ClearWater Arts center & Studios; 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord; To Register: Send an email to 4LauraSmith@gmail.com

Next week

Kannapolis Library: Yay for Valentine’s Day: Monday, Feb. 3, 10-11am; Free; Ages Walking-3 Years with caregiver — It’s toddler craft time and toddler story time! You’ll get ready for the holiday by reading a Valentine’s story and making a heart-shaped tissue paper wreath. 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/yay-for-valentines-day-kan/

Mount Pleasant Library: Creative Writing for Teens: Thursday, Feb. 6, 5:30-6:30; Free; Ages 10-19; Got stories sprouting in the back of your mind? Poems taking root in your notebooks? Mount Pleasant Library will give you the tools to plant, grow, and prune a whole forest of writing ideas! 8556 Cook St. Mt. Pleasant; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/creative-writing-for-teens-mtp-16/

Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Saturday, February 6, 6-7pm; $35; Every Thursday from 6 — 8 in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Kannapolis Library: Story Quilt Story Time: Saturday, February 8, 11am-12pm; All Ages — Come celebrate Faith Ringgold, artist, author, and activist. We’ll explore her work by reading Tar Beach and doing an art project based on one of her story quilts. 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/story-quilt-story-time-kan/

Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2-3pm; Join the family-friendly fun at Lil Robert’s Place Annual Anniversary party in downtown Concord, as TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques for kids and adults to enjoy! Drink beer, make cool stuff, have fun; Lil Robert’s Place at 21 Union St S #3511, Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Davina & the Vagabonds — Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

Davina Lozier has been compared to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, but make no mistake, she’s an original. Davina and the Vagabonds’ down-and-dirty blues will leave you yearning for more. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.

Upcoming

Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6-7pm; $35; Every Thursday from 6 — 8 in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in Downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Exhibition Tone — Thursday, February 13 — Saturday, April 25, 2020 Tone is a group invitational co-curated by Rebecca Collins and Laurie Schorr. The exhibition will feature accomplished local photographic educators and their mentees, who often become colleagues. Tone explores various approaches to photography, the relationship between mentor and mentee, and interpretations of the term “tone.” Artists: Jen Crikenberger, Carolyn DeMeritt, Aspen Hochhalter, Sonja Langford, Phil Moody, Laurie Schorr, Dustin Shores, Caroline Waterman and Joshua White; Tone is sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Valentine’s Day Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Red Hill 21 Union St S #3511, Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Cabarrus Art Guild: Necklace in a Day: Saturday, Feb. 15, 10am-3pm; Class $25; Make your necklace precision-shaped or wild and wonky in your favorite color scheme, long or short, dressy or casual, with edging dangles or not. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios; 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord; To Register: Send an email to 4LauraSmith@gmail.com

Midland Library: Bad Art Challenge: Saturday, Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m.; Free; Ages 10 and up — Midland Library will empty the supply closet to help you create the tackiest mixed-media collages and sculptures around. Enjoy being creative in a laid-back atmosphere. 4297 C Hwy 24/27 E. Midland; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/bad-art-challenge-mid/

Mount Pleasant Library: Crafters Unite: Monday, Feb. 17, 4-5 p.m.; Free; Adults — Gather with other crafters as you work on a variety of useful and decorative crafts in a comfortable atmosphere. 8556 Cook St. Mt. Pleasant; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/crafters-unite-mtp-56/

Southern Piedmont Woodturners Monthly Meeting & Demo: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.; The Southern Piedmont Woodturners meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. They meet at their studio at Clearwater Artist Studios. Members begin to arrive around 5:30pm and the program is usually finished by 9:00pm. 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; http://www.clearwaterartists.com/events-orig/2018/4/17/southern-piedmont-woodturners-monthly-meeting-demo-lnyw9-ye7c4-b72lb-bl4e2-6kcwc-63w5k-y99k9-xznhz-3cmp3-telbc-599gk

CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $10; Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery! $10 buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play; Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery; Red Hill Brewery at 21 Union St. S, #3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m.; $35; Every Thursday from 6 — 8 in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in Downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Art Walk and Artists Reception — Friday, Feb. 21, 6 — 9 p.m.; Tour The Galleries’ Tone exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m.; $35; Every Thursday from 6 — 8 p.m. in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in Downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Cabarrus Art Guild: Pastel Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $35; Pastel workshop for beginner or intermediate artists to study techniques used in pastel painting and how the artist can apply these techniques to basic art principles. $35.00; To register contact Email: maliabryngel56@gmail.com; Clearwater Arts Center & Studios 223 Crowell Dr. NW; Concord, NC 28025; http://www.clearwaterartists.com/

CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $10; Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery! $10 buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play; Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery; Red Hill Brewery at 21 Union St. S, #3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Melinda Doolittle — Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 p.m., $40; Now a center stage phenom who sings The Great American Soulbook, this American Idol finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.

CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $10; Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery! $10 buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play; Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery; Red Hill Brewery at 21 Union St. S, #3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

Susan Werner & David Myles Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 p.m., $37.50. Two songwriters. One evening in the Davis. Folksinger Susan Werner has a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. Canadian folk jazz singer David Myles is part soulful pop crooner and part back porch roots musician. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.

Art Lab; Wednesday, March 25, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Tone, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; registration is strongly recommended: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab;The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art on Tap’s Hip Hops ‘90s Dance Party — Friday, March 27, 7-10 p.m. — Red Hill Brewing Company will bring the craft beer. Professional dancer Jamil Davis will teach the dance steps. DJ Kristi Swanson will spin the tunes. There’ll be more, so keep coming back to learn more about this next AoT event. For young adults 21+; Free/members; $20/nonmembers; visit http://bit.ly/2RjaCfp for details. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Steel Wheels — Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8 p.m., $37.50

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.

Family Day — Saturday, April 25, 1 — 4 p.m.; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Show- Roger Day: Dream Big! — Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m.; Tickets: $10 Adults/$5 Youth; Award winning children’s musician Roger Day’s songs encourage kids to sing loud, jump high, and DREAM BIG! The show features Roger at his smart, interactive best singing the biggest hits from all of his award-winning CDs. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Breakfast for the Arts — Friday, May 15, 7:30 a.m.; The Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on our community; Reservations are required for this free event; email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

Family Day — Saturday, June 20, 1 — 4 p.m.; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Dominion Energy. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Show- Storyteller Donna Washington— Saturday, June 20, 4 p.m.; Tickets: $10 Adults/$5 Youth; A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over thirty years. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Lab; Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m.; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Fresh Works, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; registration is strongly recommended: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab;The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Walk and Artist Reception — Friday, May 29, 6 — 9 p.m.; Tour The Galleries’ Fresh Works exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day — Saturday, June 20, 1 — 4 p.m.; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; Sponsored by Dominion Energy; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Ongoing

Activities in The Galleries; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. during exhibitions; Art Box — Boxes full of art materials and instructions provide guided art projects for children of all ages when they visit The Galleries. The projects relate to the current exhibition, and the artwork can be made right here in The Galleries, on the front steps, or outside on the lawn. I Spy Scavenger Hunt — Get a scavenger list at the front desk, then search the art in The Galleries for everything on it. It’s a fun game for all ages, and a great way to pick up the details of artwork. Think about it — Our guided questionnaire is full of colorful pictures of artwork accompanied by conversation starters such as, “What questions would you ask this artist if he or she were here right now?” This activity is great for anyone who wants to examine artworks in a new way.

Selections — Thursday, February 14 — Thursday, April 18; On Paper — Thursday, May 16 — Friday, July 26; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Clear water artist studios: Learn the Age-Old Art of Pastels; See Website for Registration; Pastel Classes are offered by Regina Burchett on an individual or small group basis. Classes are typically 2 hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two hour session; Clearwater artist studios; 223 Crowell DR NW, Concord. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/.

Saturday Night Dance: 7:00-10:00 p.m.; The second and fourth Saturday of the month there will be a live band at the Senior Center — Concord. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted; 331 Corban Ave, Concord NC 28025; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/

Brenda’s Art Studio: Afterschool Art Camp; Weekly, Mon-Fri, 4:30 — 6:30 p.m.; one day per week for 6 weeks on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday; Adult art classes from 6:00-8:00. p.m. Drawing, painting and pottery. Please call 704-787-8570 Brenda’s Art Studio to register and for more information . http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html

Lyrics & Laughs; first & third Tuesday of each month, 1 — 2 p.m.; come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way; Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, Concord; www.cabarruscounty.us.

Voice and Performance Lessons —teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from The Sound of Music fame; available for students of all ages and skill levels; ideal for those interested in singing professionally, for school and church performances, or just for fun; for more information, email danieltruhitte@gmail.com or call 704-791-9100.

Open Mic Night/Live Music — enjoy open mic night every Wednesday, and live music every Friday and Saturday at Lil’ Robert’s Place Taps, 25 Union Street South, Downtown Concord. Free. www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

Actors of Tomorrow — a non-profit children’s theatre organization for youth of any theatre experience, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Ste. 370, Concord www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios — ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday —Friday, Noon-5 p.m., every 2nd Saturday, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. or by appointment; free and open to the public; The ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; clearwaterartists.com.

Creative Connections — A new group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in our community to discover who is here to work with and build our creative community in Cabarrus County; open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters, art event organizers welcome as well; for more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/

Southern Piedmont Woodturners — 3rd Tuesday evening monthly — monthly demonstrations, Q&A Sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques; anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join; 223 Crowell St, Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios; http://www.spwoodturners.com.

The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio, Every Tuesday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Bring your project, your own supplies and join fellow artists, you don’t have to be an Art Guild member to take part; There is no cost; Located on, 223 Crowell Dr. NW in Concord.

The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes the Arts & Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday. Use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events. If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.